I have always been able to find time to write here at least once per week. I am hoping that doesn't go down with a big change in my life - I am now a Graduate student.
I am part of the very first Online Masters of Science in Early Childhood Education at the Erikson Institute in Chicago. I never have to set my foot in a University classroom for this degree, which I think is good and bad. For me, I am able to get my Masters degree while still working full time. As long as I can manage my time, I can do my work whenever I please. But I don't think I'll be able to create the personal relationships with my professors and classmates, and I think that is an important part of making a meaningful connection to my school work.
Four days in, I think I'm going to enjoy it. But I also want to make sure I am still here, reading and writing and sharing, because this has become an important part of my teaching and reflective practice. I'll be back to teaching on Monday, and I'll be sure to share the children's work as we start the second half of the year.